Applications

Enhanced Fire Protection through Plastic Fibres in Concrete

Preventive fire protection for tunnels has gained in importance in recent years. Owing to fire disasters in road tunnels new concepts were developed, which have the main purpose of protecting the tunnel concrete. In the interim it is known from a number of research projects and practical applications that adding plastic fibres can lead to substantial or even complete reduction of concrete spalling with an explosive effect. The “Metro Copenhagen” and “Westtangente Bautzen” construction projects as well as the redevelopment of the tunnel at Schlüchtern represent various opportunities for...

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Tunnel Fire: Protection against explosive Concrete Spalling with Polypropylene Fibres

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Issue 2011-05 High-Performance Fibres for Fire Protection and Redevelopment

Bi-Component High-Performance Fibres for Reinforcing Concrete

Concrix® is the first bi-component high-performance fibre for reinforcing concrete. Thanks to the performance range of the macrofibres the technical values are enhanced quite apart from comfort for...

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Issue 2011-02 Guideline

Steel fibre concrete

Amendments and modifications to DIN 1045 Parts 1/3 and DIN EN 206-1, Guideline of the German Steel Reinforced Con-crete Committee (DAfStb), March 2010 edition, 47 pages, A4, with 23...

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Issue 2013-07 Fire Protection

Fermacell Aestuver: Specialist for Fire Protection in modern Tunnelling

Fermacell Aestuver will present concepts for preventive fire protection in underground transportation facilities at the STUVA Expo from November 27 to 28 in Stuttgart (Hall 2, Stand A112). Aestuver...

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Issue 2017-08 Constructional fire protection

Cement-based, glass fibre-reinforced Tunnel Fire Protection Boards

In order to ensure the highest degree of safety in underground transport facilities, integrated technical solutions in combination with constructional fire protection can be of assistance. Solutions...

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